Carey Curelop Joins KCFX As Program Director

101 The Fox 101.1 KCFX Kansas CityVeteran Rock programmer Carey Curelop is returning to radio as Program Director of Cumulus Media Classic Rock “101 The Fox” KCFX Kansas City.

Curelop most recently spent over two decades programming Classic Rock 102.5 KZOK Seattle from 1998 to 2019. During his tenure in Seattle, he also served as Director of Operations for CBS Radio and programmed Variety Hits “96.5 Jack-FM” KJAQ and Sports “1090 The Fan” KFNQ. Curelop has also programmed 95.5 KLOS Los Angeles from 1989 to 1997, WYNF Tampa, WABX-FM Detroit, and KFMG Albuquerque during his career.

He fills the opening as KCFX held by Dave Hill until February.

Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that it has appointed Carey Curelop as Program Director of 101 The Fox/KCFX-FM, Kansas City’s Classic Rock Station. Curelop brings to Cumulus Kansas City years of leadership experience as a Program Director specializing in Rock, Classic Rock and Classic Hits.

Curelop has programmed successful Rock stations including KLOS-FM, Los Angeles, CA; WABX-FM, Detroit, MI; and WYNF-FM, Tampa, FL, as well as AOR-formatted KFMG-FM, Albuquerque, NM. He was Vice President, Operations and Program Director for Seattle, WA, stations KZOK-FM (Classic Rock), JACK-FM (Adult Hits), and The Fan/KFNQ-AM (Sports), programming Classic Rocker KZOK-FM to a stellar 20-year run in the top five. Twice honored as Billboard Magazine’s PD of the Year, Curelop oversaw several #1 rankings while coaching the dominant KLOS-FM morning show Mark and Brian and producing that show in syndication.

Donna Baker, Regional Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Kansas City, said: “Carey’s deep knowledge of and passion for Rock radio formats is unmatched in the industry. Dominant for decades, 101 The Fox has the ideal leader at the helm to continue as a leading Classic Rock station in America.”

Jim Fox, Operations Manager, Cumulus Kansas City, remarked: “Carey has demonstrated an authentic feel for Classic Rock over a very successful career. It’s exciting to have a programmer with his credentials join this incredible cluster.”

Curelop commented: “101 The Fox is a remarkable radio station. I was convinced to return to radio after my conversations with Donna Baker and Jim Fox, both incredibly good managers. I’m thrilled to be programming for Cumulus Kansas City.”

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